Iran says foiled US navy’s attempt to seize tanker in Sea of Oman

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Iran says it has thwarted an attempt by the United States navy to seize a tanker in the Sea of Oman carrying its oil, the country’s elite forces said in a statement.

“With the timely and authoritative action of the Guards naval forces, the US terrorist Navy’s operation to steal Iranian oil in the Sea of Oman failed,” Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said in a statement published on Wednesday by Iranian state media.

“The tanker carrying Iran’s oil docked at the port of Bandar Abbas on October 25,” it added.

US officials, speaking to Reuters news agency on condition of anonymity, said that the Iranian report was not true and there had been no American attempt to seize a tanker.

The American officials said that in reality Iranian forces had seized a Vietnamese-flagged oil tanker last month and US naval forces were just monitoring the situation.

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